Jim McKay Quotes

32 Jim McKay quotes:

"So, when you see a kid with ratty jeans on, wearing sneakers that aren't clean, you know they're in a certain place economically. I was interested in that experience."
"Of course the Munich tragedy was the biggest event in my career and the most terrible."
"This thing that Colin Powell's son is expected to do is kind of scary when you think that television and radio and newspapers are what make people think what they think."
"But what I did think would be interesting is if we created a fictitious story of our own, and then took these stories that we had collected and assigned them to characters who would be played by actors."
"Here were these college kids beating the Soviets and going on to the Olympic Gold Medal. To me, that's the greatest upset of all time in any sport that I can think of."
"How you define yourself is a major issue for young people and adults alike."
"I am playing with the assumptions that we have in our everyday life when we are tripped up or fooled and we learn something, that makes things exciting - I am having fun with that stuff, but you have to manage it so it doesn't get too cute, that's what I trying to work toward."
"I had to learn to read a light meter and to properly expose film. I had never written a script before. I needed help. I hired a DP."
"I like the way Wiseman builds a story in an unconventional way."
"I remember what I got paid when I joined the Baltimore Evening Sun. I got $35.00 a week. I think on television it was $100.00 a week."
"I still haven't figured out how to have fun on a shoot."
"I studied secondary education."
"I think Bob Costas is terrific. He's so knowledgeable. He can talk about any subject, not just sports."
"I think there are some very evil things about gentrification."
"I was going to be an English teacher."
"I was the first voice of Baltimore television in 1947."
"If you're a kid who's not necessarily attractive, and you don't have money, and you're not hip and cool, chances are you're not going to feel good about yourself and want to be an actor."
"Initially, it was about kids at the bottom rung of the social ladder, due to their looks and their class background. But they're also outsiders in terms of their peer group."
"Kids - in a really good way - can talk about their differences without the baggage that adults have."
"Kids who have no money are still figuring out a way - somehow - to dress nicely."

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